Rake, ‘Jack’ Hans Heinrich

‘Jack’ Hans Heinrich Rake, late of Chilliwack, died peacefully with family members gathered around him at The Cascades Hospice on Aug. 3. He was born in Leer, Germany to Berta and Johannes Rake in 1935 and immigrated to Canada in 1951. He was an engineer with CFB Chilliwack in the mid-1950s. Jack was predeceased by Bunny, his loving wife of 55 years in 2012, and his son-in-law Norman Le May in 2001. He is survived by his sister Lisa (John) Schmidt of St. Julie, Quebec, many friends and relatives across the country, his three children Rick (Kathleen) Rake, Rose Le May and Jim (Holly) Rake, and eight grandchildren: Braeden Rake, Jesse Rake, Kristina Le May, Jonathan Le May, Kenny Le May, Alex Rake, Steven Beketa and Andrea Beketa. After living in Montreal in the 1960s, Jack and Bunny moved their family to the coal-mining hamlet of Sparwood, B.C. where Jack launched his mining career with Kaiser Resources. They later moved to Williams Lake, B.C. where Jack, who loved to fish and sail in the Cariboo, was a supervisor at Gibraltar copper mine. He settled in Chilliwack with Bunny to enjoy more than 20 years of active retirement. A funeral service is set for 2 p.m. Friday (Aug. 9) at Henderson’s Funeral Home in Chilliwack. Public viewing is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday (Aug. 8) at the funeral home. Donations can be made in Jack’s name to Chilliwack Hospice Society (www.chilliwackhospice.org).

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